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AFC Cable Systems | 18BF-42-500

AFC 18BF-42-500 12/2 MC Luminaire Cable 120v 250' Coil

The MC Luminary Cable™ Type MC-PCS is for LED and fluorescent dimming as well as in SMART buildings. It combines power and control circuits under one armor.

Catalog Number: 18BF-42-500

UPC: 077680309082

 Spec Sheet


  • AFC Cable Systems® first launched MC Luminary Cable™ in 2014. MC Luminary Cable™ is a UL® Listed Type MC-PCS cable which combines both power and control circuits under one armor. These cables are primarily used in commercial construction projects such as casinos, condos, hotels, shopping centers and retail centers - although its usage can be quite versatile.
  • MC Luminary Cable™ combines power and control circuits under a single interlocked armor. This reduces installation time and materials on the job site by running one armored cable as compared to an installation that runs power circuits and a separate control circuit.
  • All MC Luminary products are designed for LED and fluorescent dimming systems. Multiple MC Luminary Cable™s can be used in daylight harvesting applications to wire multiple zone rooms which utilize building management systems to automatically dim or raise lighting at certain times. These products come in both steel and aluminum armor. Power circuits are THHN insulated conductors with a twisted jacketed pair of TFN insulated control circuits.
  • LED and Fluorescent dimming
  • SMART Buildings
  • Solid Copper Conductors
  • Insulated Conductor Type THHN and TFN
  • Permits conductors of circuits to be placed in a cable with conductors of electric light, power, or Class 1 circuits
  • May be surface mounted, fished and/or embedded in plaster


  • Trade Size: 16-2 (1TPJ) (Purple, Gray) 12-2 (Black, White, Green)
  • Armor: Interlocked Galvanized Steel Strip (Blue Armor)
  • Conductors: Solid Copper
  • Control Cables: 16 AWG Solid TFN Twisted jacketed pair (Purple/Gray)
  • Power Cable Insulation: THHN/THWN
  • Control Cable Insulation: TFN
  • Assembly Covering: Polypropylene Tape
  • Maximum Temperature Rating: 90°C (Dry)
  • Grounding: Insulated Green Copper Grounding Conductor
  • Neutral Conductor: White
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Maximum Voltage Rating: 600V
  • Coil Length: 250'
  • Approx. Weight/1,000ft (lbs): 156.3 lbs.
  • Approx. Armor O.D. (in): 0.626"
References & Ratings
  • UL® 83, 1479, 1569, 1581, 2556, File Reference E80042
  • NEC® 230.43, 300.22(C), 392, 396, 330, 501, 502, 503, 530, 504, 505, 518, 520, 530, 645
  • Federal Specification A-A-59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • Meets all applicable OSHA and HUD Requirements
  • May be surface mounted, fished and/or embedded in plaster
  • Cable Tray Rated, install per NEC®
  • UL® Classified 1, 2, and 3 hour through (Fire) penetration product, R-14141
  • Environmental Air-Handling Space Installation per NEC® 300.22(C)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials